Thank You #bcbawards2014!

By on December 6, 2014

travel - Baktin Corporation

I was very surprised to know that Baktin Corporation was included in the 2014 Best Cebu Blogs Awards, the only award-giving body of its kind in the City. Although I knew beforehand that my good friend nominated me, I brushed it aside thinking that it will be tough to make it as among this year’s finalists.

You could just imagine then my utter delight when I found out one morning that my blog was shortlisted for both travel and food categories. I had to restart my browser that time just to recheck if I wasn’t imagining the announcement in BCBA’s official Twitter account.

Allow me then to thank the organizers for this heartwarming gesture. That despite my blog’s rather vague name, they can still make sense out of my entries.

You see, I have been asked a lot of times as to whether Baktin Corporation is a food blog or a travel blog. Some even advised that I should focus on a single niche – publish only travel narratives and perhaps spin-off all my restaurant reviews.

food - Baktin Corporation

But in my few travels, I realized that the best and sometimes the cheapest way to get to know a new place is through its cuisine. Because people anywhere in the world are generally proud of what they cook, what they eat and what they serve on the table. In fact most of my memorable conversations during my travels transpired over a simple yet beautifully prepared meal, and on certain occasions, the local moonshine on the side.

Food and travel, at least in my world, will always go together that’s why I am sticking with this blog.

So once again thank you BCBA for the nominations and to your partners most especially for making something like this possible:

Gold Sponsors
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    December 6, 2014

    Congratulations Baktin!

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    Adrenaline Romance

    December 7, 2014

    Payter, Sir Brennan! Congrats on the nomination. 🙂 See you tonight at the awards!

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    December 7, 2014

    Congrats, Baktin! Atong hinumduman nga ang baktin maoy nakapaamgo sa prodigal son nga mobalik sa iyahang amahan. Way to go! Now where can I vote for you? 🙂

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    December 11, 2014

    Wow congrats baktin! Taga cebu ka pala nice!

    Alam mo sa amin sa Samar (waray) ang baktin is baboy ung adult na baboy hehe kyut ng name ng blog mo nakakarelate ako wahahaha


Brennan Mercado
The Philippines

Brennan is an electronics engineer by profession. From time to time, he gets to travel beyond his office cubicle, try new restaurants or catch up with his terribly long list of unread books. He likes museums, spicy food and talking with habal-habal drivers. For now, he's still deciding on whether to play Pokémon GO or not.

Best of Cebu Blog Awards Best of Cebu Blog Awards
    Best Food Blog
    Best Creative Writing in a Blog
    Finalist, Best Travel Blog

    Finalist, Best Food Blog
    Finalist, Best Travel Blog

    Grand Winner, Visit Davao Tuloy ang Byahe Experience Blogging Competition.
    Winner, 2013 TLC Asia’s The Layover contest
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